The Greens want to go back on the offensive in the election campaign after the fuss about their chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock.
“We stand for a new departure together with our top duo Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck,” said Federal Managing Director Michael Kellner on Monday at the presentation of his party’s election campaign. “And Annalena Baerbock as candidate for chancellor,” added Kellner.
There is a high willingness among the population for change and for more climate protection, said Kellner. But politics is “not at all as far as the people in the country”. According to him, the Greens want to score points with the voters with an “optimistic campaign”.
The Federal Managing Director of the Greens presented a series of posters with the slogans “Our country can do a lot if you let it” or “Climate protection with effect – secure jobs.”
Baerbock and Habeck are shown together on many posters, but on some only the candidate for chancellor. The Greens had recently come under pressure because of a number of allegations against Baerbock, they had to report additional income late, and their résumé, published on the Internet, had to be corrected.
Finally, a plagiarism hunter accused her of adopting passages from other sources in her recently published book without indicating this. In the meantime, the Greens, who with Baerbock at the top actually want to become the strongest political force, are well behind the Union in the polls. At the weekend, however, Habeck rejected speculation that Baerbock could be replaced as candidate for chancellor.
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